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Pictoplasma NYC Festival 2011

Pictoplasma NYC is a festival of contemporary character design and art and will take place in New York City for the third time for a long weekend of conferences, exhibitions and guest speakers. The conference invites a diverse audience of graphic designers, illustrators, animation filmmakers and producers, fine and urban artists and character connoisseurs to gather under one roof and discourse freely about the world of character-related art and design. The presentations are accompanied by feature-length ‘Characters in Motion’ screenings, showcasing a selected mix of new character-driven animation, motion graphics, music videos and shorts. Confirmed speakers include Tim Biskup, Joshua Ben Longo, Joel Trussell, Raymond Lemstra

After its US premiere in 2008, the event now returns to New York for the third Pictoplasma NYC edition, November 4-5, 2011 at New York’s Tishman Auditorium of Parsons The New School for Design. Exhibitions are open November 3-6, 2011.

For more information, please visit nyc.pictoplasma.com

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Animated shorts

The Pig Farmer by Nick Cross

Grocery Day by Tom Rainford

Bon Apetit by Craig Knowles and David Ridges

Vicenta by Conflictivos Productions

Pictoplasma NYC 2010 – Peter de Sève

Meet Buck

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Buck is an ordinary guy. Well…if you except the “deer head” thing. And today, Buck is gonna spend this cool Sunday afternoon with his girlfriend who’s so happy to see him (she’s pretty much always happy). But when Buck find out that her father is not the sympathic and tolerant guy he expected, the Sunday afternoon turns really bad.

Michael Sieben

Michael Sieben

Book Sculptures & Paper Art

Book Sculptures & Paper Art by Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Toth M. Geza’s shorts

by Oana Anghelache

You can’t get to know someone within one hour. But if you watch his work for one hour, you get closer to knowing his conceptual universe therefore his way of perceiving and thinking.  Especially when it comes to short animations, the thinking must be centralized. So what can you find in a few seconds clip? You can find some irony, extremely funny situations and brilliant social caricatures.  After watching many shorts you can feel dizzy like under the influence of energy or exotic drinks.

This is the way Toth M. Geza’s short animations influence the psychic. You realize that a man like him can’t render common things or on the contrary, he’s one of those people that can transform everyday facts in something rare.  He’s funny, tonic, spiritual and always new. He uses different styles and techniques for each of his stories.

Toth Geza chooses his approach and style for his animation according to each subject. From stop-motion on the short “Icarus” to mixed technique and live action on “Mama”, 3d on “Maestro” and VJ lyrical Improvisation on Bella Bartok’s music with the great Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra. What do all these have in common? To begin with, remarkable and well-chosen sound, and a kind of humor that hides deeper thoughts and symbols.

Toth M. Geza the artist seems to be open to any kind of dialogue, to any style of animation and that’s because in any circumstance he seems to rely on a tiny brilliance engine inside his head. That’s why he always tries to express himself in different ways, and he’s in search of fresh perspectives, because he is not afraid of the darkness and the incertitude of new expeditions.